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Rain delay; weather horrid in the District.

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Game 3, 11:31 PM

Nationals win, 3-1, 2:35 game after a 4:27 rain delay

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Game Preview:

Jon Lieber will take the mound for the Phillies in the finale of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals.

On Wednesday, Jimmy Rollins ripped a two-run triple in the 14th inning and Philadelphia held on for a crucial 8-7 victory over the Nationals.

The Phillies, who had lost their previous two games, are one game behind the Los Angles Dodgers in the National League wild card race with four games remaining. The Dodgers posted a 6-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.

Philadelphia had one-run leads in the ninth and 10th but allowed the Nationals to tie the game each time. Closer Tom Gordon squandered the lead in the ninth, walking in the tying run, and Geoff Geary allowed a run and two hits in the 10th after Abraham Nunez gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead with an RBI single in the top of the frame.

After Philadelphia's bullpen was depleted in Wednesday's 14-inning marathon, Lieber (9-10, 4.92 ERA) will look to give the Phillies some innings. He has pitched seven or more frames in three of his five starts this month.

The righthander is 3-1 with a 4.20 ERA in his September starts.

He will be opposed by Michael O'Connor (3-8, 5.04), who is 0-1 with a 4.60 ERA in four games - three starts - since returning from an elbow injury on September 6. The 26-year-old O'Connor had been sidelined since July 29 with the injury.

In his last outing, the lefthander did not pitch well, allowing six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking one in a 12-6 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday.

The Phillies have won six of their last eight, while the Nationals are 5-3 during that span.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #1: September 28, 2006, 08:06:16 PM »
Ok locking the game thread for now...we have a page of rain delay discussion now.  As an alternative there is a thread for that in the regular message area - http://www.nationalsforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=2057

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #2: September 28, 2006, 11:13:34 PM »
First Pitch Set for 11:30pm.  Gameday Thread Now Unlocked.   8)
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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #3: September 28, 2006, 11:24:02 PM »
Sens...  you sound like your running off the checklist for a space shuttle launch :lol:

"All systems go!  We have liftoff!" ;)

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #4: September 28, 2006, 11:26:58 PM »
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Sens...  you sound like your running off the checklist for a space shuttle launch :lol:

"All systems go!  We have liftoff!" ;)
Hahaha.  I wonder if they will be serving Gatorade or High-Test Starbucks in the Thermoses?   :lol:  This late a start...might end up being just you and me in here Chief!   :oops:

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« Reply #5: September 28, 2006, 11:30:59 PM »
I don't know if I'll make it the whole game even though I can sleep in tomorrow.  I am suddenly feeling under the weather

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #6: September 28, 2006, 11:31:40 PM »
First Pitch: 11:31pm from Mike O'Connor to Jimmy Rollins

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #7: September 28, 2006, 11:32:44 PM »
Hehehe that means a 2:30am target ENDING. (without extra innings  :wink:  )

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« Reply #8: September 28, 2006, 11:33:11 PM »
According to Doug Hill on channel 7, there is more rain coming up from the south.  From the radar, it's just about at the mouth of the Chesapeake.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Phillies, Game 3 (Curly W)
« Reply #9: September 28, 2006, 11:34:07 PM »
Anybody see Ali the Baseball Cat on TV?   :P

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yep more rain coming although it looks fairly light.. man these phillies fans piss me off

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yep more rain coming although it looks fairly light.. man these phillies fans piss me off
be prepared to hear their crap...you know ALL of them stayed in the ballpark, whereas lots of Nats fans went home / didn't show.

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Even the Filthie fans are out-drawing RFK in an 11:30 pm start.

I'm going to bed.  If the Nats win, great.  If the Filthies win, I don't want to hear those jackholes.

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walk Howard...walk him please.  First base is open now...might as well Frank.

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Laugh...Charlie says that the cleaning crew is already starting to clean the stadium in the upper decks.   :lol:  That's crazy!  LOL

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loooong 1st inning for mike but puts up a zero

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Conine fails again.  That guy is really due. :oops:

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Conine fails again.  That guy is really due. :oops:
due to retire.  :P

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Bernie is a bad leadoff hitter

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Bernie is a bad leadoff hitter
Yeah I still think Logan is better fit for that spot.

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did they just say that Lieber hasn't walked a batter in his last 5 starts?? oh boy

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Conine fails again.  That guy is really due. :oops:
due to retire.  :P


Rimshot please! :lol:

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Hey Chief...you just took away a free page for the gameday thread!  You know this is gonna be a short gameday thread as it is!   :lol:

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nice hit Felipe

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I split the first page of rain delay discussion off from the game thread.  I'm going to merge it with the rest of the rain delay discussion and link to it in the game thread from Sens lock post.

Just in case any historians out there were wondering ;)